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CNBC
Jan 25, 2013 4:00am EST
stronger than expected. it rose in january, current conditions 108 versus the expectations of 107. euro/dollar is about 1% higher on the back of that news. the ifo institute, current conditions, 108. headline index, 104.2 versus 103. ross, what do you make of it? >> well, you can see what's going on with the euro there, 134. let's get more from finland. good to see you, alex. thanks indeed for joining us. the defense here that we're no longer in crisis fighting mode, the question as we look at data in germany, the question is whether we've made a fundamental turn, a fundamental change and whether things are temporary. >> i certainly hope we've made a fundamental turn. if this crisis is 100 steps, i'd say we are about 60 steps down the road. now, really, we have the fundamental institutional things in place. so that has calmed down the markets. what we now need is political stability. i think the italian election is one thing and the second thing we need in europe more than anything else is -- >> yeah. we thought stabilizing the crisis in terms of the bond spreads playing out was hard. g
CNBC
Jan 31, 2013 4:00am EST
. the german euro booked a 1 million litigation charge which led to restructuring. in an analyst call, it was said the group does not need to issue more sales but left the door open for the cocoa bonds to comply with u.s. regulations. >> meanwhile, santander shares are trading lower after the net profit more than halved to 2.2 billion euros in 2012, hurt by write-downs on property asset necessary spain and a slowdown in latin america. santander says it's returning more than 24 billion worth of ltr loans having taken 35 billion in ultra cheap etr funding. shares down about 2.5%. there's stephane pedrazzi now joins us from madrid. stephane, what's the reaction? >> we've seen a limited market reaction at the open. it's now trading 2.5% lower. the numbers were below expectations. the net profits were the weakest for the last 13 years. 2.21 billion euros. the contends of reuters was at 2.5 billion. there were some massive provisions last year. it's not a big surprise. 18.8 billion euros in total to cover potential losses on the property portfolio. santander says it has completed now its pr
CNBC
Jan 9, 2013 4:00am EST
. euro/dollar, we've traded between 1.30, 1.50, 1.32 the last couple of weeks. that's where we stand in europe. we have the latest out of asia. >>> thank you. a mixed day of trade finish asian borses. the nikkei snapped a two-day losing streak ending .7% higher. talk as the boj set to ease its monetary policy this month by boosting its asset purchase program. after a brief pause yesterday the yen weakened against the u.s. dollar again today fueling automakers and other exporter stocks. >>> elsewhere, the shanghai finished flat as investors remained cautious ahead of trade and cip data due out. reports that more property curves will be made itted to tame rising housing prices. agricultural stocks surged on expectations that beijing's urban growth plan will support food production. in hong kong, the hang seng rebounded half a percent from the lowest level in the week. mainly banks gained momentum after ubs upgraded icbc. concerns over q4 earnings sent the kospi lower by .3%. the fifth straight day of losses for south korean shares. i.t. stocks and development ralliers pushed higher .4%
CNBC
Jan 10, 2013 12:00pm EST
, the economy is getting better. >> the euro crisis banks, the ones in big trouble, the ones that citi deals with and jpmorgan deals with and wells fargo stories, these are recovering big time. look at the performance there today, up 4% as a group across the board. >> what happens if rates start moving up? what happens if mortgage rates start moving up? what happens if this housing push we've got starts to settle out? >> it will happen but not right now. >> if morgan start to tick up, you'll see a lot of people on the sidelines running out to get a mortgage. >> where you really make good money is there will be consolidation with the smaller banks. there's too much capacity, the big banks are shedding them and now with cost increase on a regulatory standpoint, consolidation lower level. >> let's do the pops and drops now. what's popping sntoday? >> we look for supervalu. >> murph? >> molycorp. >> i don't see any reason to jump in in. >> aerpostale? >> the problem with the story is you have a new merchandise manager and her stuff doesn't hit the line until back to school. you have probably som
CNBC
Jan 16, 2013 4:00am EST
yielding 1.5%. as far as currency markets, the euro/dollar at 1.3277. couldn't sustain it over 1.34. some comments saying the euro exchange rate is dangerously high. stepping down, as head of the euro group. they'll decide the success on january 21. dollar/yen, 87.88. and aussie dollar is over 1.0540. we'll bring you up to date with events in asia. we have more from singapore. >> sure, thank you. those asian markets finished in the red. the nikkei suffered its worst daily showing in eight months despite upbeat machinery orders data for november. a rebound in the yen fueled profit-taking in exporters. shares of al nippon airways slipped 1.6% today. and some boeing suppliers such as the battery maker gu uasa tumbled. the shanghai composite pulled back .7% after hitting a 7.5-month high yesterday. developers continued to lose ground after strong gains since q4 last year. this despite talk of delaying the property tax reform due to insufficient planning and law making. >>> in hong kong all eyes on the chief executive's maiden policy speech with a focus on measures to tackle the housing crisis
CNBC
Jan 7, 2013 4:00am EST
. on the currency markets, a bit on profit taking setting in there. we're now at 97.69. euro/dollar, we hit just below 1.30 on friday. we keep our eyes on those markets. meanwhile, the italian legend could be set for another twist after sylvia berlusconi's party announced it was close to announcing an alliance with the northern league which would mean that democrats let by pasani would be denied a majority of the senate and that would force them to make their own alliance. this after the weekend suggests monti would come third in the election with up to 15% of the vote. let's move back down to the desk and continue our discussion. we saw the declining yields since berlusconi left. well over 8%, actually. and now we're just at over 4%. how much is the fact that we may get an undecided election, what will that do for sentiment around italy? >> i agree that the risks to the rally we've seen in italian income. i think the biggest risks in the short-term are political risks. in the end, i think the election situation in italy is staying pretty much as we expected. we expect any party would achieve an
CNBC
Jan 15, 2013 4:00am EST
higher on the bund yields. sannish yields back over the 5% mark. on the currency markets, euro/dollar is at 1.3361. dollar/yen pulling away from its nine-month highs at 88.70th at the moment, as well. that's where we stand in europe. sixuan has more for us from singapore in the asian session. >> sure. thank you, ross. asian markets were a bit of a mixed bag. the shanghai composite gained .6% after yesterday's 3% job. since then, numbers were boosted by china's top security official who said beijing could lift the quota for investors to invest in the mainland markets by as much as nine times. environmental stocks surged. aerospace stock took off on an upbeat industry outlook. the hang seng finished marginally in the red. oil majors and telcos were the market laggers. persisting weakness in the yen boosted exporters. meanwhile, in technology shares wait on south korea kospi ending lower with 1.2%. in australia, the asx 200 ended just a touch below the line. miners were weaker. more on that from our guest later in the show. back to you, ross. >> thanks for that, swish won. catch y
CNBC
Jan 28, 2013 12:00pm EST
now are constructive on the euro and stabilization of euro and constructive on possible growth. the name of the event was dynamic resilience, talks about the world recovering. i think these guys are going to be right, we will probably have a good stock market. this has been a well orchestrated rally, induced by central banks, my honest belief. if you get a buzz out of the federal reserve they say we will pull back a bit, the market will crack. >> any whiff or that, what happened in the month or so in the minutes spooked the market. >> a couple things going on. good fundamentals, accomodative fed. in the wave of a secular bull market. the good news is out-weighing the bad news right now and any slight bad news will trip up the market in the short term. it needs to be cautious here. >> let's bring up david beanco, chief equity strategist. welcome back to halftime. >> hello. good to see you. >> 1600 was the target used. anthony talked about resilient and talked about it in davos and could explain the stock marketed. >> resilience and since the recovery and recession we've seen ter
CNBC
Jan 21, 2013 4:00am EST
policy response generally to the european union, the euro project, i should say. we have the euro group separately meeting. we have this little issue of cypress. in terms of gdp, it's little. politically, though, it could be much more significant. tie this altogether for us. how important is an essential change of power in germany to these continued effort to resolve the crisis in cypress or other member states? >> i think the key issue is that germany is a big importer from spain, italy and the periphery. if the german numbers weaken, we'll see that later in a periphery. >> especially through spain. >> ultimately, this is really an economic story. the periphery are a lagging indicator of what's going on in germany. my concern is sooner or later, these peripheral equity may start to be under pressure again. what are your positions on debt? >> i think at this stage we're still comfortable with the core. the reason, there's probably another risk off take his. whatever the reason behind it, it tends to protect the periphery, not the core. for example, france continues to perform very, very
CNBC
Jan 3, 2013 6:00am EST
of the euro currency. boy, we went from basically trading a 133, now to trading 131, and today is a big down day. one market that actually is getting a little bit of a breath, but nothing on the scale of what the dollar and some of the other currencies are gaining on the euro, the dollar/yen. the yen has improved marginally today. but we're still on 87 handle on the dollar versus the yen. you want to pay attention to foreign exchange. we still have some other data today. the minutes we'll get later will be scrutinized, especially considering, you know, federal reserve and how it figures into a post-cliff presealing debate. >> i'm glad you brought up the euro. dennis gartman did that earlier this morning and we didn't talk about it at the time. what do you think is happening? why has the euro turned around here? >> well, to me, i think that what the euro represents, or what the relationship between the euro and other currencies represent continues to be exaggerated by shifts in the ultimate dynamics of trying to score the economy. then you had in the big position growth that we've seen, and t
CNBC
Jan 9, 2013 5:00pm EST
. ♪ make it worth watching. ♪ the new 2013 lexus ls. an entirely new pursuit. >>> with the euro dropping against the u.s. dollar, the ecb is set to meet for the first time this year, so, how should you be trading the common currency? let's bring in amelia bourdeau. and aimee ymelamelia, what's go happen? >> i think tomorrow they are going to stay on hold. the european economy is stagnating. the pmis have been a little bit stronger recently, but they're not strong altogether. why? the main reason it's going to remain on hold tomorrow for the ecb is because risk premium have lessened. there's been a risk-rally in the currency market and equities going on and that gives the ecb some time, as well as the fact that the peripheral bond yeel have been coming in lower. that's a good thing. and also, if they do cut rates ahead, which i think they will towards the middle of the year, that's going to turn deposit rates. they have to be careful and wait for more depolice station risk to emerge before they decide to cut rates. >> so, you are looking to sell euro u.s. dollar. walk us through the trade
CNBC
Jan 14, 2013 9:00am EST
, the euro, we should note, is hitting 11-month highs against the u.s. dollar. marginal changes on a percentage basis. a road map this morning starts off with apple. even more doubts about the demand for the iphone 5 sending shares below. >> did you see your paycheck on friday? the payroll tax hike obviously kicking in for many americans. felt like a pay cut. will this be a temporary shock or a headwind as stocks hover at five-year highs. >> ubs achoirs tnt after a commission throws up road blocks. >>> to the top story. in the pre-market, we've seen apple shares fall below $500 for the first time in 11 months. the tech giant has cut its orders for iphone 5 components because of weaker than expected demands. screen orders for january to march quarter have fallen about half. the company had planned to order. apple said to cut orders for components other than screens. now, jim, we've had sort of this concern about demand for the iphone 5. i think last week when deutsche bank came out with the note from the japanese team, specifically citing this very issue, that's when the concerns
CNBC
Jan 16, 2013 6:00am EST
about? >> yeah. it was guilts. booms also going. the dollar, $1.33 verse you the euro and 88 on the yen. finally, gold was up significantly yesterday. it's falling back a little today, down about four points. >>> now time for the global markets report. ross westgate standing by in london. mr. westgate, how are you this morning? >> hey. we're good. thanks very much. as you just saw joe point out, softer here. we have bounced off the session low a short while ago. and the german economics ministry talking about the forecasts for germany, as well. just helping us bounce off that primarily, saying, yes, we've had a weak fourth quarter. will be weak at the beginning of the year. they're expecting a much stronger rebound toward the end of 2013. so the footse 100 was down .5, currently down .3. down .3 for the xetera dax, down .1 as is the french market, ibex down .3%. the euro/dollar, we had an interview with ewald nowotny, the austrian central bank governor. member of the ecb governing council, as well. you see the spike -- we had the session chart, what i was looking for. you would have see
CNBC
Jan 23, 2013 4:00am EST
worried about the euro, the fiscal cliff, saw it as a safe currency. with the rest of the world stabilizing everyone's looking at the u.k.'s underlying fundamentals, no growth, lack of competitiveness, banks talking about weaker sterling. sterling looks vulnerable. >> what happens with the government's finances? the ocd's come out said public spending for 2012, 49% of gdp. it was 49.6% 2011. it was supposed to go down, it went up. >> the gdp numbers were much weaker than expected. we thought there would be a decent recovery in activity. it's than public spending overshot, it's that gdp has undershot. from the ratio point of view you've ended up with a higher level of public spending. >> when you talk it weakness in sterling, what is hsbc saying -- >> against 1.8150. not a huge fall but sterling is one of the weakest of the -- generally soft currencies over the next few months. >> before you go, let's move away from the u.k. just give us your -- your general view of how 2013's going to shape out on a global economy. >> it's a great rotation in the sense that i think we'll see a d
CNBC
Jan 9, 2013 6:00am EST
. quick check of currencies, the euro/dollar the focus of a debate this morning on "worldwide exchange." a lot of people saying not so fast if you think that the rising dollar in tandem with rising risk is going to be a theme of the year. today we're seeing the euro/dollar give up .1% to 1. 1.3069. and the dollar/yen after reports out of japan saying there will be coordination between the bank of japan and fiscal authorities to try and get to the 2% inflation target. nothing too concrete. again, the proof will be in the poudre figure i can use a -- in the pudding if i can use a popular phrase this side of the bond. back to you. >> kelly services. i like that -- talent. talent, kelly. >> talent at work. >> talent at work. thanks. >>> coming up, the nation's biggest banks preparing to post quarterly results in the coming days. the inside line next. >>> first as we head to break, a look at yesterday's winners and losers. at 1:45, the a >>> that's hard. >> you stink. the wing and a fractured beak.o surgery was successful, but he will be in a cast until it is fully healed, possibly several
CNBC
Jan 28, 2013 6:00am EST
of the euro and to some degree make monetary policy tighter over here. we can quickly look at the bond space. italy did go to auction as we continue to see reasonable demand for peripheral debt. the paper is selling off a little bit, but still 4.17%. investors showed up to bid on the two-year zero coupon and the five-year inflankz flagz linked bond. italy and spain continue to front load. forex, though, telling you more of this story, which is that interestingly fluff, we're seeing kind of a risk off attitu attitude. the same has been the case for loony, which now people are starting to talk about in parity with the u.s. dollar. the dollar/yen, down about 0.3% to 90.62. the euro/dollar, 1.3446. so even though it's difficult, the u.s. dollar, guys, has been performing a little better over the last couple of weeks helped by renewed growth prospects. it's one reason why a lot of people are focused on the see kweter, that chatter over the weekend about it happening could put more pressure on the greenback. back to you guys. >> kelly, thanks so much. next time, you should fly over. >> what happen
CNBC
Jan 28, 2013 9:00am EST
at the pound side. let's look at the euro versus the pound. as you see on this chart, pound's getting hit pretty hard. this is a 13-month low on the pound. let's switch around some of these controls trades. look how fascinating this is. let's not pare that losing pound to the pound/yen. pound/yen is at 31-month highs. if we look at the euro/yen, it's at 21-month highs. if we look at the dollar/yen, it's a 31-month high. even though the pound is having a tough time against the eurozone, everybody's having a party against the yen. these cross trades have been one of the biggest surprises to many for 2013 thus far. and it hasn't taken long. the other thing, of course, durables today is one of the reasons we're up several basis points, again, along with stocks. but if you look at the proxy for capital spending, up only .2% for the month of december. that was a little disappointing and maybe one of the more important components of today's durable series. jim, back to you. >> thank you, rick. let's check out the latest news in energy. sharon? >> the fact that hess is exiting the refining busine
CNBC
Jan 8, 2013 6:00am EST
rose to 11.18% in november. that is a euro area high. if you move forward into decent, you can see the aumt of prices. they're prizing in some easing from the central bank down the road. quick look at what is happening at the bond curve. 5.1, just under 5.1%. the spanish treasury outlining the funds you will need for 2013. you can expect they're going to take as many advantage of these conditions as possible. italy, 4.3% on the ten-year. the gilt yield, above 2%. we will explore what's happening with growth going forward. slipping over now to currencies, here is what we've seen some interesting moves. may not look like much this morning. the euro/dollar is roughly flat. but the dollar/yen moving down by about .3%. it was really actually some support from the euro that came from comments out of japan. japan will be investing, bonds buying in the esm. that is an order to indicate some level of support for the eurozone project. but it also works to help, yes, weaken the yen. on that note, back over to you. >> it's always about the yen. kelly evans in london. the can. thank you. >> we'
CNBC
Jan 9, 2013 9:00am EST
. >> thank you very much. what will it mean for the euro if the ecb cuts interest rates at 8:00 a.m. tomorrow morning? good morning. positioning for a cut? >> i'm positioning short. but i don't think they're going to cut this time around. there's so many reasons for the ecb to want to cut rates. i think we're looking at an actual cut three months out. german economic data has been pretty weak. i feel like that the position for euro wants to go to the downside. we saw poor german data, obviously the core of the european union. and the reason the ecb hasn't let the euro go. i think they're going to prep the markets next time for a cut. >> what are your levels? >> well, 131.20 was interesting. a level we tried to break through all fall. we finally got above it. now the market in the technicals should be support. it didn't hold the support. you want to go short the euro. >> are you a dollar bull overall? are you getting behind other trades on the basis that the greenback could go higher, higher interest rates in america? >> absolutely, simon. the dollar has this underlying bid ever since the fed
CNBC
Jan 25, 2013 6:00am EST
's a couple of things. he said the victory lap. he said we relaunched the euro in 2012. a lot of talk with chris at this teen legarde in europe today. 2015, talking about this growth in the back half. i think draghi's intentions today were not to mess things up. the general feeling here is that what the ecb has done with the current situation, perhaps created the underlying conditions for growth. >> i hosted a dinner with christine legarde last night. one of the things that came up mario draghi said this morning that maybe we have good fall back into a problem again. >> well, that's a good question. but what we're hearing is this new buzz phrase out of davos, which is gsp. >> what is that? >> global stability put. i think larry summers may have been the one to coin this phrase. i heard it this morning when i met with a bunch of central bankers at a breakfast this morning. this phrase keeps coming up. the idea you have japan, you have the european central bank and you now have the fed obviously full throttle on monetary policy, underpinning and, you know, we meet here now in davos, the
CNBC
Jan 10, 2013 9:00am EST
to the opening bell. we're watching also outside of equities a big move in the euro u.s. dollar up 1%, which is a huge move for the currency markets. we're also watching oil. oil also up by about a percent or so on the back of the very good china export data that came in overnight. >> nigerian barges out there with huge cargos as i'm trying to rationalize how is it that o oil -- we're paying so much for gasoline. >> mineral exploration company based in vancouver. owner and operator of fitness clubs in the northeast. up pretty much across the board. just jumping out at me, intel, hewlett-packard and dell still stringing together pretty nice gains. hugh let hewlett-packard up. very fascinating report out yesterday, we had tony on last night on fast talking about the sum of the parts analysis. if hp breaks up or just realized to its full potential under meg whitman, $29 a share is what he's pegging some of the parts analysis at. >> when you pronounce something dead, whether sprint versus verizon and at&t versus clearwire, what we discover is there's a resilience even to companies that we basica
CNBC
Jan 10, 2013 6:00am EST
auction where in their first big debt aukz of the year, they're 5.8 billion euros above their 5 billion target. here is what's happening across the curve in bond markets in europe. the spanish ten-year, 4.99%. in italy, 4.17%. the bund, meanwhile, about 1.5%. gilt just over 2%. the interesting point here, guys, is that part of the reason why this is we're waiting on the ecb's latest decision. they're not going to need to do much more if current market conditions prevail. this is a pretty good way for them to start. so that auction going well, spanish yields coming into euro. if i can give you a sense of what's happening in other markets, the euro is higher. european equities for the most part as you're looking there are mixed to flat. but here is a look at what's been grabbing our attention. up .3% to 1.31. that i just want to bring your attention to. the all of points down there, you're looking at the dollar/yen. that's the other major story that we continue to follow. 88 was the level breached in trade today as the yen continues to weaken by the dollar by .is 3%. we'll wait to see if
CNBC
Jan 10, 2013 3:00pm EST
, the euro/dollar. the moves there off the ecb -- >> what? >> rick. >> look at the dollar index. >> can't hear anybody if everybody is talking on top of everybody else. >> talk about the currency market. that's really telling today, too, off the ecb stuff. >> off the ecb, off the monetary policy committee of the bank of england. the pound is up dramatically. the euro is up dramatically, and even though we're still all rallying against the yen, this is one of the biggest drops net day over day in the dollar index i can remember in a while. it's getting close to a whole cent drop. that's pretty big. >> let me get to gordon. we're seeing a real move up in the final hour. what are you seeing in terms of flow? where is the money moving, and who is buying? >> seeing institutional, again, across all sectors. the important thing is we're starting to see it in the financials which to me is the bellwether of this thing being a real bull move here to the upside, because behind financials you know that housing is going to be behind that, and that's going to be one of the things that we've been wait
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Jan 4, 2013 1:00pm EST
said congress voted no. it is going to be an amazing debate. the euro turns 14 today. happy birthday, euro. has it been a success? what would it cost you, and i'm not just talking about the initial outlay, but upkeep, garden webs staff, dresses, everything that goes with it, well talk about that with robert frank as well. back to you on "power lunch." >> can't wait for that one, mandy. thank you very much. this is a booming section of the tobacco industry. none other than the electronic cigarettes. it is making cigarettes more life like and big tobacco is taking notice in a big way. jane wells is in los angeles with more. hi, jane. >> hi, sue. for those of you trying to quit smoking this year, big tobacco's not worried. it is investing in a solution to your resolution, competing with a diverse group of tech startups. >> who's got my god [ bleep ] cigarette. >> james cameron took heat for having his character played by sigourney weaver in "avatar" smoke. >> john cameron bag ceo of safecig, to build a product becoming ever closer to recreating the experience of smoking without the carc
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Jan 11, 2013 6:00am EST
.894%. and the dollars this morning is up across the board. euro coming in at 1.326. and the dollar/yen is at 88.87. gold prices at this point are down by about $9. 1,669 an ounce. >>> it's now time for the global markets report. ross westgate is standing by in london this morning. good morning, ross. >> andrew, good morning to you. we're pretty flat in european markets as evidenced by the wall behind me. european stocks in general closing yesterday at two-year highs. the ftse yesterday closing above 6,100 for the first time since may 2008. so not quite the five-year high of the s&p but not far behind. we're seeing the ftse pretty flat as with most of these markets. you have been taking a look at these markets. we saw the 12-month borrowing cost at a three-year low. and today at auction, three-year yield in italy down a little bit. hitting under 2% at 1.85%. they raised 2.5 billion. that is the lowest we've seen on italian auction yields for that three year in march 2010. so continuing lower borrowing costs for italy and, of course, for spain we saw yesterday. now, the -- there we go. 1.9% is the cash ma
CNBC
Jan 15, 2013 6:00am EST
cents. 9401. the ten-year note is yielding 1.829%. the dollar right now is up against the euro. again, another gain which is 1.3348. this morning, it's down against the yen. and gold prices this morning are up by about $11, $1680.70 an ounce. >>> and it's time now for the global markets report. kelly evans is standing by in london. and it's more poofy hair today. you didn't walk through the fog on the way to work, right? oh, it's a wig, it says. it says it's a wig behind you where it says minus .44% right now. >> or, does it? yes, that's right. there are signals coming through this every day just to see if people are paying attention. >> so weird. wig. >> yes. the polish board here is in the red, joe. it is not a wig it takes that on from time to time. we have seen a mixed picture. we have seen a weaker picture as the trading session has gotten under way. i want to point out the xetra dax is down .1%. our underperformer along with the peripheries is down about .3%, as well. after german gdp figures, europe's strongest, biggest economy came in surprisingly weak fourlt fort quarter. tha
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Jan 18, 2013 6:00am EST
yet. >> all right, rebecca, i have two for you. number one is that i'm reading that the euro crisis this year is going to go on the back burner even though nothing's been settled. it just seems like people aren't as concerned about it. so, i guess that explains the euro's move. and then, this news out of japan that kelly's all -- talks about all the time. >> she's teed up on. >> she's very teed up on that. and reading some of the stuff that abe is getting accomplished, it is different. i mean they're going to do -- they're going to -- >> they're going to out-fed the fed. >> exactly. and you know, they haven't had -- do you remember the last time they've had 2% inflation? >> twice in the last two decades. briefly. one on the back of a tax increase. >> just really brief. >> they've flirted with 2% and that's come back -- >> you think they can orchestrate that? >> i'm dubious for now. but if you have a better u.s., a quiet europe, a better china, there's more hope relatively speaking that you could get enough global momentum, because japan at the end of the day, still is a very open ec
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Jan 24, 2013 6:00am EST
against the euro, which is at 11-3358. and gold prices are down, $1,678.20 an ounce. >>> michael corbett says the bank has the right status to generate future growth. speaking at the world economic forum in davos, he tells cnbc that several years worth of revamping efforts are beginning to pay off. >> over the last year, we've simplified the company a lot the. we've become smaller, we've become simpler. >> corbat took over in october after the resignation of chief vickram pandit. >> very sharp in the stripes. >> yeah. >> the gegco, do we have a shot at him? >> no. >> that looks pretty good. there's product in there. what do you think, it's water? there is product. and, you know -- >> davos, they tend to walk out with wet hair and it turns to ice. >> but people don't look that good in davos, normally. >> that's true. >> he looks like a banker there. i think he has a lot of potential as far as his looks go. in the world economic forum in davos is in full swing. let's get to andrew buzzing in the mountains of switzerland. you're a big apple-phile, too. >> you're hoping people look good in d
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Jan 29, 2013 6:00am EST
see the euro is trading at 1.343. dollar is down against the yen and the pound. and gold prices this morning are indicated up by about $6.50. 1,659.50 an ounce. >> it's now time for the global markets report. let's fly over to see kelly evans in the land of the caviar communist. kelly evans is in london this morning. good morning. >> andrew, good morning. as the deals go, you're going to love this one. a high profile board room battle is heating up this side of the pond. the rothschild banking dynasty is banked against one of the most powerful families in indonesia for shares of bumi. shares are up about 20% from a year ago. but these since the ipo has fallen sharply. the indonesian focused miner has called an extraordinary general meeting next month to let investors decide whether to take nat rothschild planned board shake up. this goes back to 2010. executives have advised shareholders to vote against all the charges. today, we saw this play out in realtime. nat rothschild said shareholders in this case have little choice but to push for reform. >> nick von schernding is a goo
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Jan 29, 2013 9:00am EST
their currency. look at this chart, they seem to have been somewhat successful. this is the euro versus the swiss. there's been a major appreciation of the euro. it's basically at 20-month highs. what's fascinateding is, now look at the next chart. we don't have negative yields in a swiss two-year anymore. see how the charts correlate? basically that's a barometer. funding issues have receded, swiss are getting back to normalcy. now it's all about growth and employment. and all of that information comes out at the end of the week. david faber, back to you. >> all right. thank you very much, mr. santelli. well, yesterday's shares of hess up rather sharply in part because of the company's announcement of a number of different things it's doing refining its assets. interestingly it didn't react as much as one might have anticipated given today's move from what we learned is likely to be a move by elliott associates on the company from an activist perspective. this morning we got that move. and boy, did we ever get it. the stock itself moving up sharply. let me quickly give you some of the particular
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Jan 31, 2013 6:00am EST
-- trouble role, please. we're frozen at this point. yielding 1.972%. the euro yet was at a 14-month high versus the dollar. and you can see right now, the dollar is stronger against the eu euro. gold prices are down by about 6.30, $1675.30 an ounce. right now, let's get to the global markets report. ross westgate is standing by in london. good morning. we haven't seen you in quite a while. you have a lot of red behind you this morning. >> we have, indeed, becky. i saw andrew more recently than i've seen you over there in davos. yeah, look, we are down. you can see decleaners outpacing the decliners. we're down at the session low. down around .0. the spanish market down 1.5%. that's down to bank stocks. they're all off heavily because of santander. santander is europe's largest lender in the eurozone. stock off 2.3% today. there's 2012 net profit more than halved hurt by big losses in real estate, write-downs and property assets. also key growth spots as latin america down, as well. they're setting aside another 18 billion or 19 billion euros for provisions in 2012. they said they may sti
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Jan 22, 2013 6:00am EST
is at 1.877%. the dollar this morning after the euro picked up strength last week, the dollar is stronger against the euro and the yen and the pound. right now, dollar/yen is at 88.79. gold prices this morning up about $5.80. $1,6933. >>> german chancellor angela merkel is hoel hosting french president francois hollande and his government, his entire government in per lynn today. festivities mark 50 years since the treaty of friendship was signed. that's knight nice. a joint cabinet meeting and parliamentary session is being held also. today's events come as the two countries struggle for a common vision as crisis hit europe. and it's nice that -- >> friendship? >> yeah, after that cold and nasty occupation thing in world war ii and all. meantime, in brussels, european finance ministers are meeting. they're expected to give their approval to allow 11 states to start preparations for imposing a tax on all financial market transactions and measures likely to unsettle banks and houses. for more on the story coming out of europe today, let us head to london to kelly evans who is standing by t
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Jan 17, 2013 3:00pm EST
whose printing press is faster. breached 120 on the euro, a big deal. breached 90 on the dollar/yen so the japanese are definitely devaluing their currency, but to be fair, it was just last year that the dollar reached a record low on the end, so if you take a wide enough view, you know, the japanese aren't mistaken, say, and they are just trying to price it more accurately. the problem is once this machine gets going of printing and weakening, how does it ever stop? >> yeah. how much of this rally lately that we've been talking about here has been fundamental and how much is just the greasing by the fed, do you think? >> well, look, i think the liquidity backdrop is the ultimate context where all the rest is going on. we've had bad enough economic scares with this much or almost this much central bank liquidity where the market had no trouble not going up, so i don't think it can be explained by one thing or another. talking about five-year highs, since april 2nd of next year up less than 5%, not necessarily as if we've torn our way to some massive runaway gains. i feel like we're jus
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Jan 25, 2013 12:00pm EST
this much optimism out of the euro sector in decades. >> let's get back to your view of the market. jeremy siegel thinks we'll hit new highs as well. he talks about multiple expansion. the kick back is you have earnings slowing. despite they are better than expected by two thirds of the companies that reported if not better than that. you can't deny that earnings are slowing. >> one thing no one mentioned was animal spirits. when you get into a positive scenario with things looking better and better, i think the economy is better than we think. look at it from a bottoms up basis rather than top down you see indicators coming in four, five-year highs. economists are out there two and a half percent or whatever. housing is a great story. about a thousand yesterday. i think, again, when real people realize that markets aren't coming back to us that people will step up. and the resiliency in stocks a week and a half ago chipotle went to 260. a week later it's 300. tiffany warned. went down five, six points and made it back up. isrg, bad news a week ago thursday took the stock down to like 480.
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Jan 18, 2013 1:00pm EST
today. even though on spraead basis, they have widened out a bit. along with the euro/yen, dollar/yen, big performer, fresh 30-month highs as we hover and debate whether we close above 90 and very aggressive pro dollar but anti-yen trade with regard to pressure due to inflation issues by the bank of japan. tyler, it's all yours. >> rick, let's go to phil lebeau now for breaking news. >> tyler, we had some of our crew in washington catch up with secretary of transportation ray lahood. he was addressing the u.s. conference of mayors. after he addressed mayors we had the chance to ask him about the dreamliner and grounding. remember just last friday he was very public in saying these planes are safe. i would fly one immediately if i had a chance. well we asked him today what he thinks about those comments and about the dreamliner being grounded. sheer what he had to say. >> the reason that we grounded it is because we did further consultation with boeing and there was another incident. so those planes aren't flying now until we really have a chance to examine the batteries. those pla
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Jan 29, 2013 1:00pm EST
in europe in recession, germany may be headed for one as well especially if the euro keeps strengthening. tyler, back to you. >> michelle, thanks. lamborghini unveils a new roadster. it goes so fast you'll miss it if you flip the channel. you wouldn't think about doing it. we'll tell you about the cost. ceo of harley davidson is going to be in the room and tell us why his stock is climbing even though quarterly numbers missed forecast. keith wandell with us today. ♪ (train horn) vo: wherever our trains go, the economy comes to life. norfolk southern. one line, infinite possibilities. [ dog barks ] ♪ ♪ [ male announcer ] something powerful is coming. ♪ see it on february 3rd. ♪ [ coughs ] [ angry gibberish ] [ justin ] mulligan sir. mulligan. take a mulligan. i took something for my sinuses, but i still have this cough. [ male announcer ] truth is, a lot of sinus products don't treat cough. they don't? [ male announcer ] nope, but alka seltzer plus severe sinus does it treats your worst sinus symptoms, plus that annoying cough. [ angry gibberish ] [ fake coughs ] sorry that was
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Jan 18, 2013 6:00pm EST
. >> i like the australian dollar, euro/aussie is going higher. >> andy bush. >> divergence is happening in the technicals. a good time to be trading around these currencies. >> buy aussie on a pullback. >> kathy? >> dollar/yen headed for a stronger dip above 90. >> that's it for us here at "money in motion," your next chance to make a currency trade is sunday afternoon. we will see you back here next friday at 5:30 p.m. eastern time on cnbc. have a great long weekend. "mad money's" up next. >>> i'm jim cramer, and welcome to my world. you need to get in the game. going out of business and he's nuts, they're nuts! they know nothing! i always like to say there's a bull market somewhere, and i promise -- "mad money," you can't afford to miss it. hey, i'm cramer. welcome to "mad money," welcome to cramerica. other people want to make friends, i just want to try to save you some money. my job is not just to entertain you but to educate you so call me at 1-800-743-cnbc. we had that sweet combination of good earnings from companies like general electric, morgan stanley, schlumberger coupled wi
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Jan 2, 2013 3:00am EST
, right? proceed to have linkage to the troubled euro and its accoutremes and away from the italian bond market or overstressed french and spanish counterparts and got our heads handed to us. similarly, owning tech when tech is often considered heavily dependent on europe. as much as 20% or 25% of the earnings of tech are derived from the continent and typically it is deadly. we know this because they don't dodge it on the conference calls. that's how you learn about it. the analysts won't let them get away with it. all you got to do is listen to the q&a. if you're in a company with european exposure you will hear one out of every two or three questions about europe. asia, about china. you want preventive earnings season medicine, go through the previous calls of the companies. if the plurality of the questions are about europe, you know you're probably going to be in for a bruising next time. that's what the analysts focus on and force the companies to talk about. as correlated with europe as many tech and bank stocks are, it is china that controls so many of the cyclicals. the smoketac
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Jan 23, 2013 6:00am EST
-fledged member. using the euro and everything else. i guess it makes it less likely that they'll adopt a common currency. if they're thinking about leaving the union. >> absolutely. no, there's a widespread sense of relief that britain isn't more closely tied in. if you leak at the performance of the economy, the fact britain has its own central bank, it can pursue monetary policies or policies appropriate for britain and not have to worry about other member states certainly is being taken as a sign of relief. and there's very little sentiment certainly for joining the euro now. although i will say the bank of england numbers fight they're not happy with how strong sterling is. they think currency should be weaker and it could help performance going forward. echoing the currency that we're starting to hear this year. >> no talk about becoming the 51st state which they probably have wanted to do for a while given how we excelled after we broke off. they could come back into the fold, perhaps joining the u.s. and adopt the dollar if they really wanted some -- any talk of that at this point? would
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Jan 14, 2013 6:00am EST
.s. dollar. but you can see right now, the dollar is down against the euro, which is back up at 1.3361. the dollar is up against the yen, 89.31. and gold prices this morning have gained a little bit of ground. up $7.70 to $1,668730. right now it's time for the global markets report. let's get over to kelly evans would is standing by in london. >> kelly, good morning. becky, good morning. i heard joe's comment about my hair. i will get back to that later, but i will say it was snowing earlier. it's beautiful. but that's not responsible for any notable change in look. just take a quick look at what's been happening wind me in europe. we're in the green for the most part behind bigger than expected industrial production. i wanted to show smu stocks because it's merger news monday. you guys have briefly mentioned a couple of these. down there, you can see swatch is up 3.8% after saying it's going to buy the julie business harry winston. we saw harry winston at the golden globes last night or at least you guys did. i certainly wasn't up. generali,'s new ceo looking to shed capital shar
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Jan 2, 2013 6:00am EST
. >> does it matter? >> to me, it doesn't matter. >> it won't change what the 10 euro is doing anyway. >> no see. because the fed is involved. >> the has the why it's so hard as an investor, your typical benchmarks you use are no longer market determined. as a result, it's very ha hard -- everybody references those rates but those rates aren't market determined. i like to call fixed income is price fixed and no income. that's what you're dealing with as fixed income investor. >> thanks, doug. a little bit more from you. >> when we come back, in fact, lawmakers striking the deal to avoid the fiscal cliff. setting up another fight in two months or less over the debt ceiling and sequestration measures that got pushed over the road. we have republican john barrasso with more and budget battle still to come. c'mon dad! i'm here to unleash my inner cowboy... instead i got heartburn. [ horse neighs ] hold up partner. prilosec isn't for fast relief. try alka-seltzer. kills heartburn fast. yeehaw! but don't just listen to me. listen to these happy progressive customers. i plugged in snapshot,
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Jan 7, 2013 6:00am EST
2%. the dollar has been something to watch in terms of the euro. but even more against the yen and finally gold was -- after the fed comments about maybe not, you know, being accommodative forever. hit the gold markets pretty hard last week. >> it's time now for the global markets report. ross westgate standing by in london across the pond. mr. westgate. >> hey, andrew. thank you very much for that. you can see after the gains we had last week, softer this morning. decliners outpacing advancers by a ratio of around 6 to 3, somewhere around that margin. the ftse 100, when you're a stock in general up at 22-month highs, friday, up .5%. right now, the if it is sfts is down .25%. we're not far away from the all-time highs on the xetra dax 7740.78 is up near the all time high. the cac 40 is down .5%. ibex up .1%. no doubt about the standouts, that is indeed the banks after the basel committee that supervisors bank regulation, says the liquidity cover ratio, which is the thing that forces banks to hold enough cash and easy to sell assets, they're changing that in terms of what they n
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